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  1. Kansas orthopedic program clinches total joint certification

    Lawrence-based OrthoKansas recently strengthened its robotic portfolio and is standing out as a destination for joint replacement procedures.
  2. Stryker drops ranking in Fortune's list and more: 7 device company updates

    Here are seven updates from spine and orthopedic device companies over the past week:
  3. Dr. Rishi Wadhwa debuts new biologic allograft in spinal fusion

    Rishi Wadhwa, MD, of Shreveport, La.-based Specialists Hospital, completed the first implantation of Ventris Medical's Allocell AF allograft.

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  1. Prior authorization will slap more hurdles on orthopedic care, providers say

    Orthopedic providers are pushing back against incoming prior authorization requirements, which they say bring increased administrative burdens and take away from time with patients.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon named interim associate chief, spine director at California children's hospital

    Lindsay Andras, MD, has been named interim associate division chief and director of the spine program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles' orthopedic department, according to an April 13 email to Becker's Spine Review.
  3. Dr. Rajiv Rajani to chair Texas Tech orthopedics department

    Orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic oncologist Rajiv Rajani, MD, has been appointed chair of orthopedics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, according to the El Paso Herald-Post.
  4. Stryker falls 80 places in Fortune's best workplaces list

    Stryker has made Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 11th consecutive year, but dropped 80 places to 88th in 2021.
  1. Orthopedic surgeon earns 'physician of the year' award at Texas hospital

    Orthopedic surgeon Eric Price, MD, received the 2021 Physician of the Year award for 'unparalleled quality' at Houston Methodist The Woodlands, according to local news outlet Hello Woodlands.
  2. Dr. Matt Hollenbeck performs landmark scoliosis surgery in Kansas

    Orthopedic surgeon Matt Hollenbeck, MD, has performed Kansas' first successful vertebral body tethering procedure at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, NBC affiliate KSN.com reported April 13.
  3. Dr. Brian Silvia marks 1,500th robot-assisted joint replacement

    Brian Silvia, MD, PhD, completed his 1,500th robot-assisted joint replacement surgery, the Telegraph Herald reported April 13.
  4. Dr. Richard Hynes debuts new minimally invasive OLIF system

    Orthopedic surgeon Richard Hynes, MD, was the first surgeon to use Viseon's MaxView system for minimally invasive oblique lateral interbody fusion.
  1. UAMS breaks ground on $85M orthopedic surgical hospital

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on April 12 broke ground on an $85 million surgical facility in Little Rock.
  2. 1st spinal fusion patient treated in Kuros Biosciences clinical trial

    Orthobiologics company Kuros Biosciences has treated the first patient in a clinical trial comparing MagnetOs Putty to autograft for posterolateral spinal fusion.
  3. Kentucky orthopedic practice hit with fraudulent jobless claims

    Lexington, Ky.-based Bluegrass Orthopedics recently received fraudulent unemployment claims, CBS affiliate WKYT reported April 12.
  4. Spineology names two sales executives

    St. Paul, Minn.-based Spineology named two new area vice presidents to its sales leadership team, according to an April 12 release. 
  5. Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine adds Dr. John Larkin

    John Larkin, MD, joined Sharonville, Ohio-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
  6. California orthopedic center to grow with $70M expansion

    Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center is tripling its number of operating rooms in a $70 million expansion, Palm Springs Life reported April 8.
  7. Dr. Daniel Guy on his goals as AAOS president, outlook for orthopedics

    Daniel Guy, MD, was recently named the 2021-22 president for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Guy, a Georgia-based orthopedic surgeon, spoke with Becker's Spine Review about his goals and issues facing orthopedic surgeons, from value-based care to augmented and virtual reality.
  8. New Jersey orthopedic group joins Summit Health

    Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, an 11-physician group based in Hackensack, N.J., joined Summit Health April 12.
  9. CEO pay for large spine, orthopedic companies

    Executives at the top orthopedic and spine device companies receive millions of dollars in total compensation, according to proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

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